R260. A Reading and Conversation with David Guterson and Erik Larson, Sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and Seattle Arts & Lectures

Ballroom ABC, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Authors David Guterson and Erik Larson read from recent books and engage in a discussion moderated by Peter Mountford on their work, genre overlap, and the literary arts in the Pacific Northwest.


Moderator: Peter Mountford's novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won the 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel The Dismal Science was recently published. A 2013-14 writer-in-residence at the Richard Hugo House, his essays and fiction have been in the Atlantic, Granta, and Boston Review.

David Guterson is the author of five novels, including the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning Snow Falling on Cedars, two story collections, including the forthcoming Problems With People, and two works of nonfiction, Descent: A Memoir of Madness, and Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense. He will publish his first collection of poetry, Songs For A Summons, in the spring of 2014.

Erik Larson is the author of six books of nonfiction, four of which have gone on to become New York Times best sellers, including, most recently, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. His book The Devil in the White City won the Edgar Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also the author of Thunderstruck, Isaac’s Storm, Lethal Passage, and The Naked Consumer.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center